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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
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Description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West...
Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West Coast's only Battleship - USS Iowa. An adventure on board takes you on a memorable family experience through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in footsteps of sailors that lived on the most powerful warship built to date. Visitors tour six decks of wood & steel and numerous exhibits on the Battleship that hosted three U.S. Presidents during her service as a symbol of democracy. The USS Iowa is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet and an area rich in Maritime History. Battleship IOWA hosts fun seasonal events throughout the year such as the Memorial Day Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Appreciation Day & more! The IOWA also offers private guided & group tours, school field trips, corporate outings and special event venues. Battleship IOWA is open everyday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with the last boarding and ticket sales at 4:00 pm.
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That is a big boat

The Iowa is a massive ship with massive guns. It is incredible to think these were built so long ago and housed and fed so many people. It is interesting to hear about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Tustin, California

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Iowa is a massive ship with massive guns. It is incredible to think these were built so long ago and housed and fed so many people. It is interesting to hear about the places it had visited. There are several tours and a large gift shop inside.

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Sierra Madre, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We took the kids here along with their veteran grandfather. It was interesting to see behind the curtain. We would recommend going to see this.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the few WWII navel vessels you can drive to from Los Angeles. Wonderful history, great education if you are interested in how things work. Fantastic day trip; discounts available but you have to look for them.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate enough to have served in the NAVY, and actually work right now with the Quarter master in charge of the tours at Nauticus for this piece of Naval History, My father loved the experience. I lived the experience

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had a blast! We climbed all over the ship. The volunteers and people working on restoring the ship took time to talk and explain what the ship did during her incredible history. The restoration people explained what they were doing to keep the ship in such excellant condition. Made me proud.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Don't pass up this chance to wander through a U.S. battleship. Crew quarters, captains suite, bathrooms, mess, outside decks.. 5 floors of the shipmates at your disposals with volunteers stationed at the first two areas to give talks about this amazing ship. Lots of artifacts. Pictures and memoriabilia on board. Plus a large Souvenier shop. Beware .. Lots of steep... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were looking for something interesting closely on our last day in California and this was PERFECT. My husband's Grandad was on a supply ship in the S pacific during WWII, so with our family history, we were especially interested in the experience of seeing WWII-era boat first hand. The history is fascinating, lots of the ship is open to... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is the best US battleship preserved. Better than the Missouri, Wisconsin, New Jersey, etc. The inside exhibits and videos are first class and the exterior has been whipped into shape.

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited the USS Midway in San Diego last year and since my husband is a disabled Navy veteran and spent his entire service time on various ships, we were anxious and excited to tour the USS Iowa. We were very disappointed in the tour in comparison to the USS Midway tour. There were no headphones to listen too for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I didn't go to the IOWA, but I really wanted to. Unfortunately I was with my wife and son, and trying to get them to go see something historic and a great learning experience is torture. Much like eating grits. However, I have seen both the ALABAMA & NEW JERSEY, and since they are all sister ships, I know the... More 

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